CCT advocacy, policy and governance program focuses on strengthening CCT’s research, policy development and advocacy skills at national level, networking with other agencies with the aim of influencing the policies and practices of the government of Tanzania so that it
- Delivers equitable and sustainable service in the country including rural areas where the largest numbers of income poor and un-served Tanzanians are centered and where CCT and partner are working
- Takes a pro-poor perspective to the policy debates in the country, particularly around natural resource governance.
- Promotes actions that favors the respect for religious freedom and peaceful co-existence
In making sure that money allocated for the basic reach its intended destination CCT advocate for strong and effective accountability and corruption institutions. CCT have established PETS committee which follow-up how money sent for different projects are spent in local government, it has conducted research on how Controller and Auditor General recommendations on improvement on spending in local government with the aim to lobby for more accountability in local government.
Furthermore the program is also contributing to the policy debates to improve governance in natural resources and support of good governance in the country. For example CCT is contributing in the new constitutional making process with the view of making sure that principles of good governance, human rights and accountability systems are upheld.CCT also contributes to the policy debates on gas and petroleum policy. This is done through attending stakeholders meetings, public hearing meetings, research, networking and media
CCT strengthen its voice and influence as a prophetic voice on issues of Christian – Muslim relations.The program continuously monitor the situation of the country, sensitize religious leaders for peaceful propaganda (love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence), develop proposals for strengthening religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the new constitution, sensitization of church leaders as well as congregants on their engagement in the making of a new constitution and laws to ensure freedom of religious worship, networking with other religious groups to promote peace, lobbying for clear actions and public messages to promote peace from political and religious leaders.
Some of the news papers reporting the Easter message and pastoral letter on constitutional making process